Happy Friday, Movers!
Don’t know about you, but I am a big fan of talk shows – morning, day and night – Ellen Degenerous, cough cough, Jimmy Fallon, nudge nudge.
And speaking of Mr. Fallon, he had his Late Night show successor, Seth Meyers, on the show this week. Meyers, who writes for Saturday Night Live and heads its weekly news program, Weekend Update (previously with Tina Fey), is taking over Fallon’s late night position once he moves to Jay Leno’s 11:30 p.m. slot. Meyers, who’s proved time and time again to have a childishly whitty charm similar to Fallon’s, is a fine fit, I think. Do you agree or do you think he’ll bomb in the 12:30 a.m. late night slot?
Check out the two jokesters on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/jimmy-fallon-seth-meyers-late-night-video_n_3711158.html
In other talk show news, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed that 30 Rock star and Mr. Manhattan himself Alec Baldwin is in talks to host a weekly program on MSNBC. Baldwin is very vocal against environmental issues like fracking, so perhaps he’ll make good talk show chitter chatter. What do you think? Leave your comments below.
Now, I know he Emmy nominations came out a few weeks ago, but I’ve been thinking about them lately and I suddenly realized a stunner: Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom was barely nominated for anything. Sorkin, who wrote the political drama series West Wing, wasn’t nominated for outstanding writing in a drama series, Jeff Daniels wasn’t nominated for best actor in a drama series as News Night’s heroic hard-headed anchor, Will McAvoy, and Emily Mortimer was nominated for best actress in a series for her role as MacKenzie Hale, the show’s feisty and fiercely strong-willed Executive Producer. And The Newsroom itself didn’t even get a best series nod. I don’t understand this. The writing on that show is so sharp and the actors deliver their lines with so much gusto, it’s more than a pleasure to watch. Not to mention the content itself – the show touches on some of the most critical news stories in our nation’s history and makes a statement about the media industry while doing so. Perhaps that’s why it got snubbed. All you Sorkin or non-Sorkin fans out there, leave your thoughts below.
If it’s a rainy weekend, everyone should go out to the movies and see We’re the Millers starring our Summer cover girl, Ms. Emma Roberts. Head over to http://www.newyorkmoves.com to read her feature. She may look to be just a pretty face, but the girl is intelligent as hell. Read the story, and you’ll agree.
Have a great weekend, Movers.